New Zealand bases its education programs and degrees on the world’s most recognized and accredited education system-the British system. New Zealand has an international reputation as a provider of quality education. It has a progressive education system with many state of the art facilities.


Why Study in New Zealand

  • Low cost of Living
  • Diverse Cultural Environment
  • Safe and Secure
  • Scholarships available
  • Spouse can join
  • Post study work permit
  • Global Employment Prospects
  • No application fees charges for Admission in College/Institute/Universities

New Zealand Student VISA Checklist

  • Resume
  • Bio Pages
  • 10th & 12th Mark Sheet
  • Bachelors/Masters all mark sheet along with degree certificate Transcript
  • Experience Certificate (If Any)
  • 2 Recommendation letter (for Post-Graduation and MBA Course) (You will receive this from College)
  • IELTS/PTE score sheet
  • 2 recent passport size photographs
  • Statement of Purpose (for Post-Graduation and MBA Course)

Requires Documents for VISA

  • Student Visa application form
  • Original passport
  • Visa Fee payable by Demand Draft favouring “MBIE” payable at Mumbai
  • 13950/- and “TT Services” Payable at Ahmedabad Rs. 1038/-
  • Covering Letter
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Unconditional Offer Letter
  • Proof of Accommodation or arrangements made (This will include in offer of place)

Education System of New Zealand (Level Based)

Level Course/Degree in this Level Duration of Course IELTS Requirement
Level 1,2 & 3 Sr. Secondary Schools/Trades    
Level  4 Certificate Courses    
Level  5 & 6 Diploma Courses (After 12th STD) 1 Year each Overall 5.5band/6.0 (Depending course requirements)
Level  7 Bachelors/Graduate Diploma (After Graduation) 3 years/1 year Overall 6.0band no less than 5.5
Level 8 Bachelors with Honors/PG Diploma 4 years/1 year Overall 6.0band no less than 6.0
Level 9 Masters Programs 1 year/1.5 years/18 months Overall 7.0band no less than 6.0
Level 10 Doctorate/PhD 3-4 years Overall 7.5band no less than 7.0


  • Affidavit of support from sponsor

1 year fees and NZ $15,000 living expense (should be available in the bank) + next year fee and living expense plan of payment


Evidence of Funds accepted:

  • Educational Loan Sanction letter from Nationalized or Multinational bank only.
  • Bank Statements/ Bank passbooks for past 6 months, not more than one week old at time of visa file lodgement.
  • Fixed Deposits- copy/counterfoil of deposit along with letter from bank giving details of deposits.
  • Public provident fund accounts/Employers provident fund accounts

List of some New Zealand Colleges/Polytechnics/Universities

S.No. Name of Universities & Polytechnics Location Campuses
1 Lincoln University Canterbury Canterbury
2 University of Auckland Auckland Whangarei
3 University of Otago Otago Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Invercargill, Alexandra, Dunedin
4 University of Canterbury Christchurch Auckland, Nelson, Tauranga, Timaru, Graymouth, New Plymouth
5 Victoria University of Wellington Wellington Auckland
6 Massey University Auckland Wellington, Palmerston North
7 University of Waikato Hamilton Tarunga
8 Auckland University of Technology Auckland Auckland
9 Ara Institute of Technology Christchurch Canterbury, North, Otago
10 Eastern Institute of Technology Napier Auckland, Gisborne
11 Manukau Institute of Technology Auckland Auckland
12 Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Nelson Auckland
13 North Polytechnic (NorthTec) Wanganui Auckland
14 Otago Polytechnic Dunedin Auckland, Cromwell
15 Southern Institute of Technology Invercargill Auckland, Queensland